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Fire strikes Alden Just
Judge says Wetterling files are public
Baseball: Chargers shutout Raiders, 13-0
Tennis: Cardinals off to a quick start
Softball: WCA takes season opener over Browerville
Trap shooting: B-E looks for a return to state
Yohnke getting offers from DI programs
And the most-requested library books are....
Alexandria Area Community Calendar
The day Curt Felt died
Bonding over books
Toys for Kids reaches 165 children
Steve and Karen Samek
Morken: A few tips for gaining hunting permission
CRP cap to rise in House version of 2018 federal Farm Bill
From sap to syrup
Public comment meeting on deer plan coming to Glenwood
Morken: What survey numbers tell us about the future of conservation
Mildred A. Schroeder
Edward "Ed" Bitzan
Richard Millard Ohlsen
Thumbs Up/Thumbs Down
LETTER: The Evangelical death spiral
LETTER: Thanking those who care for our youngest
LETTER: What are commissioners hiding?
EDITORIAL: County board misses chance to be upfront
Extension schedules land rent meeting for farmers, landowners
Managing boxelder bugs as the cold sets in
Step away from that pruning saw!
Going far with 4-H horses
County crafting buffer compliance rules
Herberger's to close soon
Spring brings excitement, optimism
Parent company of Herberger's could be headed for liquidation
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October 28, 2015
A new way to learn
Eric LeBrasseur is just a normal preteen boy. He attends Discovery Middle School in Alexandria, excels at math, plays tennis and football, and...
October 28, 2015 - 12:00am
October 23, 2015
LETTER: Playground equipment is greatly appreciated
To the editor: A special thank you to the city of Alexandria and especially the parks and recreation department, headed by Bill Thoennes. Residents that surround Skylark Park requested last fall that the city and parks department look into the possibility of placing some playground...
October 23, 2015 - 12:00am
October 14, 2015
LETTER: Is abortion accepted as the norm?
To the editor: October is considered Respect for Life Month by at least some people.
October 14, 2015 - 12:00am
August 19, 2015
Out & About around the county this week: Carlos State Park
Every Saturday during the summer, Lake Carlos State Park’s nature stories and activities program offers children an opportunity to get a little...
August 19, 2015 - 8:03am
August 7, 2015
Help United Way 'stuff the bus'
As summer wanes and back-to-school supplies populate stores, United Way of Douglas and Pope Counties is gearing up to ensure that all children have the tools they need for school with its Stuff the Bus program. Stuff the Bus is a community-wide effort led by United Way to collect...
August 7, 2015 - 12:00am
June 12, 2015
Letter - Teach children to respect property
To the editor: Every spring, the residents at Bethel Manor on Lake Winona get to enjoy watching the ducks and geese raise their young.
June 12, 2015 - 12:00am
Registration still open for Prairie Fire's 'Robin Hood'
Registration is still open for the 29th annual Prairie Fire Children’s Theatre Day Camp. This year’s camp show is Robin Hood. Camp will be held Monday through Thursday, August 3-6 from noon to 5 p.m. and Friday, August 7 from 2:30 to 7 p.m. Performances will be Friday through...
June 12, 2015 - 12:00am
September 11, 2014
Free church school offered to children
Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church and Fahlun Lutheran Church of Nelson invite all children from preschool through sixth grade to come hear God’s story as expressed in the Bible. Both churches are sponsoring a free church school at Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church in Nelson every Wednesday...
September 11, 2014 - 2:29pm
August 15, 2014
State data book shows improvement in child well-being
Demographic, social and economic changes, and major policy developments at the state and national level have affected lower-income children in both positive and negative ways since 1990, according to the Annie E. Casey Foundation’s 25th edition of its annual KIDS COUNT Data Book. There...
August 15, 2014 - 12:00am
August 8, 2014
An outpouring of love
Editor’s note: The Bjorklunds were first featured in an article titled “Leaving It All Behind” in the Wednesday, August 25, 2010 Echo Press. Marv...
August 8, 2014 - 12:00am
June 4, 2014
Commentary - Don't play politics with our children's health
By Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack and former Secretary of Agriculture Ann Veneman, Washington, D.C. Politics should never trump sound policy, particularly when it comes to our kids. Four years ago, Congress, in a strong bipartisan effort, committed to America’s children...
June 4, 2014 - 12:00am
September 18, 2013
Editorial: Too many parents fail to keep kids safe in vehicles
Without knowing it, many parents are putting their children at risk when they pull out of their driveway. The children aren't in safety seats or properly secured in the vehicle. It's Child Passenger Safety Week through September 21, an opportune time for parents to review their child...
September 18, 2013 - 6:36am
July 19, 2013
Kids' theater opportunity available
Is your child a natural performer and loves to be in front of a crowd? In "One Act Play/Reader's Theatre," youth entering grades 1-3 can let their imaginations and creativity flow as they help create a set and put on a mini performance the final day. Parents are welcome to help...
July 19, 2013 - 12:00am
July 17, 2013
United Way highlight: giving kids 4,460 bags of food
United Way of Douglas and Pope Counties has reached the end of its fiscal year and the 2012-13 United Way Campaign. With generous support, it raised $733,640 to help neighbors and friends in Douglas and Pope counties. Here are some of the things that were made possible: --United...
July 17, 2013 - 12:00am
Local youth take audiences to Land of Oz
Prairie Fire Children's Theatre will present an original musical production of The Wizard of Oz on Friday, July 19 at 6 and 8 p.m. at Discovery Middle School auditorium in Alexandria. Sponsored by Alexandria Community Education, the play will feature 75 local youth, as well as two...
July 17, 2013 - 12:00am